Sunday, 22 November 2015

Interpretation Of Text AUB 2.1


 For this unit, I chose to do 'Book Publishing Option 2' which meant I was to create 1 Book cover and 4 illustrations for a book on our reading list.

To begin with, I went and read all the books listed and worked on initial ideas for each, in my sketchbook.
Daphne Du Maurier- The Birds

This short story had quite a sinister atmosphere, the feeling that the characters were never safe and always in danger. Suspense and dread was key throughout and I wanted to capture that mood within my illustrations. I used a mixture of pencil, ink and watercolour, making use sharp mark making to add fear. 

Kiran Desai- Hullabaloo In The Guava Orchard

I found this book to be funny, absorbing and full of tiny details which really captured my imagination. The location being India gave me a rich wealth of imagery to use within my work and although the story was quite tame, it had some unusual elements. 

This is the story I chose to illustrate for this project. 

Alexander Pushkin- The Queen of Spades and Other Stories

A classic, Pushkin's Queen of Spades attracted me due to it's historical and geographic factors. I thought how to illustrate the cold, and create an atmosphere of hostility and greed.

John Windham- The Chrysalids

A story about a Dystopian future, this book has influenced countless stories s


4. Developed work.

I was recommended to watch an Indian film called Tamil (, which I found useful in terms of understanding everyday life in India. It could be said that the film's story exaggerated certain aspects, but it gave me a better incite into the smaller details of living in India.

5. Choosing images.

Cover Illustration

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